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Building Blocks Academy & Daycare Inc.
2422 North Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 321-9189

Current Inspector: Florence Martus (804) 662-9772

Inspection Date: May 3, 2017

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Facilities and Programs..

Technical Assistance:
22 VAC 40-185-340.F Sight and sound supervision In order to adequately supervise children in care, a staff person must be able to provide immediate intervention and/or assistance in case of an emergency or to attend to children?s needs. Staff separated from children by a physical barrier, such as a wall, cannot maintain supervision of the children in their care. The inclusion of a window in a wall that separates a staff person from the children in his/her care that does not allow for immediate access does not alter this determination. 22 VAC 40-185-550.L Notifying parent of minor injuries The intent of ?the end of the day? in the standard is the end of time period that a center has responsibility for the supervision of the child. 22 VAC 40-185-550.K-L are written to differentiate/allow the center leeway in notification times based on the seriousness of an injury. The language in 22 VAC 40-185-550.L?..?by the end of the day??is intended to allow the center to inform the parent of minor injuries when the child is picked up, as opposed to immediately, as is required for serious injuries. (0273-11/12)

The licensing inspector conducted an unannounced complaint inspection in response to a complaint that was received by the licensing department on April 12, 2017 regarding concerns with injury reporting and supervision. On May 3, 2017, the licensing inspector was on site from 10:00 am until 12:22 pm. During this inspection, the licensing inspector completed interviews with staff, conducted observations of the children and staff at the center in the various classrooms. The licensing inspector also obtained copies of the injury report and any written pertinent documents available at the center. The information gathered during this investigation supports part of the allegations, therefore the complaint was determined to be valid. If you have any questions about this inspection, please contact your licensing inspector, Tiffany Harris, at (804) 662-9772.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-340-F
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on observation at the center, the center did not ensure children under 10 be within actual sight and sound supervision of staff.
Evidence: During this inspection, the licensing inspector observed an infant in a car seat placed inside of a crib without actual sight and sound supervision of staff. Staff reported leaving the area to retrieve a necessary item.

Plan of Correction: Staff will request assistance from available staff to ensure adequate supervision of children in care at all times.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-L
Complaint related: Yes
Description: Based on staff interview and review of injury record, the center did not notify the parent by the end of the day of any known minor injuries.

Evidence: During this inspection, an interview was completed with staff in which it was discovered that an injury report was completed by staff on 04/10/17 regarding a facial scratch sustained by Child 1 while in care. Staff reported that Child 1 was picked up by the parent earlier than usual and the injury record was not provided or mentioned at the time of pick up. A telephone exchange was completed on 04/10/17 at approximately 6:03 pm initiated by the parent.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.


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